Mercedes celebrates 50 years of AMG with GT C and C-Class special editions

The new GT C Roadster gets the Edition 50 treatment, while the C63 Cabriolet and C43 have their own new looks too

This year AMG turns 50, and to celebrate Mercedes has been releasing a series of special models from its sporting brand. This latest batch of limited editions is made up of the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, the C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition and the C43 Coupe and Cabriolet Night Editions.

Only 500 versions of the new GT C Roadster Edition 50 will be built. Just like the standard GT C Roadster, the Edition 50 has a twin turbocharged 4-litre hot-V V8 and a rear mounted a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. Its engine produces 550bhp and 680lb ft of torque, helping the Roadster hit 62mph from a standstill in just 3.7sec and a top speed just shy of 200mph.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

But where the Edition 50 differs from the standard GT C Roadster is on the surface. It can be finished in two matte colours, either graphite grey or cashmere white. To further define it from the standard car, the Edition 50 has a gloss black front splitter, wing vents, rear diffuser and side skirts. The GT C’s ‘Panamericana’ grille that it shares with the AMG GT race car and GT R is also has the same shiny black finish.

> Click here to read our review of the Mercedes-AMG GT

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Inside, the Edition 50 is strictly black and silver. The seats, doors and dash are covered in silver and black nappa leather with contrast stitching. While the steering wheel’s rim is covered in black dinamica microfibre cloth with silver stitching at the 12 o’clock position.

The black chrome trim found on the outside makes its way into the interior too, with black steering wheel spokes, shift paddles and door sills. To contrast the extra black, the seat belts are made from a silver fabric. If all this sounds familiar then it’s because AMG’s GT C coupe has also been treated to the same Edition 50 upgrades.

> Read about the Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50

More exclusive than the Edition 50 Roadster is the C63 Ocean Blue Edition, which will be limited to just 150 cars. The name refers to the exclusive blue the fabric roof is made from and not the colour of the car. Instead the car is painted either selenite grey or the same cashmere white as the GT C Roadster Edition 50.

To help tie-in the new blue with the rest of the car, the exterior trim and hubcap surrounds of the Ocean Blue Edition have been painted to match the roof.

The Ocean Blue’s interior is dominated by quilted, crystal grey leather. However, the roof’s blue colour makes an appearance in the contrast stitching and on the face of the analogue IWC clock. The Ocean Blue Edition will be available as either the 469bhp C63 Cabriolet and the 503bhp C63 S Cabriolet.

Advertisement - Article continues below

> Read our review of the Mercedes-AMG C63

Finally, the V6 powered C43 Coupe and Cabriolet can be bought as Night Edition models. To give the car a more menacing look, and to make the Night Edition name more appropriate, the C43 gets some black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels. The glitzy front grille of the standard C43 has been toned down with black accents rather than chrome, too.

The C43 Night Edition also has a special badge on the centre console and its flat bottomed steering wheel is clad leather and Dinamica.

> Read our review of the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/mercedes/amg-gt/202769/mercedes-amg-gt63-lifted-to-789bhp-by-g-power
Mercedes AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT63 lifted to 789bhp by G-Power

18 Jun 2020
Visit/mercedes/amg-gt/201615/2021-mercedes-amg-gt-r-black-series-spied-with-gt3-inspired-front-end
Mercedes AMG GT

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series spied with GT3-inspired front end

24 Mar 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m4/22869/new-2020-bmw-m4-spied-testing-ahead-of-launch
BMW M4

New 2020 BMW M4 spied testing ahead of launch

BMW’s next M4 promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Jul 2020
Visit/aston-martin/21621/first-ps275m-aston-martin-db5-goldfinger-continuation-model-produced
Aston Martin

First £2.75m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model produced

Aston Martin has finished its first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation; the other 24 James Bonds to receive their cars soon
6 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/cla/202850/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-shooting-brake-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Shooting Brake review

Good looks and stonking performance, if you can stomach the price tag
4 Jul 2020
Visit/skoda/202145/full-2020-skoda-octavia-vrs-engine-range-detailed
Skoda Octavia vRS

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda’s engine range for the Octavia vRS topped by a 242bhp turbo petrol
3 Jul 2020